Once I wrote a story about an invasion of some creatures from the centre of the earth, it was a B-horror-movie with a lot of cheesy lines and it was a great a story that I have been dying to make. While working on Road I found this greats graphics from Studio Canal that put in images how to make different genres of films.
Big part of the allure of Horror Films is the villain, if you ask anyone about a legendary horror film the first things that come to mind is the villain not the hero, this villains have some great origins and back stories. This graphic shows us a little bit about this stories and characteristics.
Each year hundred of horror films are made and release around the world, big budget film, b-movies, low budget, indie films, etc. All this films add something to the genre and here is a graphic courtesy of CNN that show us the evolution of the genre.
Horror movies are usually a low budget films with equally low income, but sometime a movie came out that its production value is over charts and of course sometimes this break box-office records. In other occasions a tiny production with no remarkable ideas became the horror movie of the year. EJFOX.com created this infographic showing which of the films in the last 40 years are the top grossing films of the genre.
F.Y.I. the graphic also shows the constant presence of the most famous monster of the genre, Dracula.
It is time for my favorite holiday, Halloween! In order to celebrate this month I will post infographics tribute to the genre of the month Horror. The first one is a quiz by College Humor that uses the premises of every cliche of the genre. So are you ready to know if you would survive to the end of the film?
Directed by Edgar Wright
Written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Produced by Nira Park
Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Forst, Dylan Maron, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton
Country: United Kingdom and France
Release Date: March 29, 2004
Written by Kevin Willismson
Produced by Cathy Konrad and Cary Woods
Starring: Davis Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Mathew Llilard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy and Drew Barrymore
Release date: December 20, 1996
Directed by Ridley Scott
Written by Dan O’Bannon
Produced by Gordon, Carroll. David Giler and Walter Hill
Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Koblo
Country: United Kingdom and USA
Release Date: May 25, 1979.